Surgeons' intraoperative decision making and risk management.

@article{Pauley2011SurgeonsID,
  title={Surgeons' intraoperative decision making and risk management.},
  author={Keryn A. Pauley and Rhona Flin and Steven J. Yule and G. Youngson},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={202 4},
  pages={375-81}
}
BACKGROUND Surgical research on decision making and risk management usually focuses on perioperative care, despite the magnitude and frequency of intraoperative risks. The aim of this study was to examine surgeons' intraoperative decisions and risk management strategies to explore differences in cognitive processes. METHOD Critical decision method interviews were conducted with 24 consultant surgeons who recalled cases and selected important decisions during the operations. These decision… CONTINUE READING
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